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Daily Archives: March 7, 2016

Man arraigned for stabbing death of girlfriend

A young man who, allegedly stabbed his 18-year old girlfriend 41 times almost one year ago, was Monday arraigned for murder. Appearing before East Coast Demerara Magistrate, Zameena Ally-Seepaul, the accused – Shivanand “Shiv” Roopnarine- was not required to plea to the indictable charge that he murdered Alicia Mc Pherson on April 19, 2015 at 612 ‘C’ Field, Sophia. The 22-year ...

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“I will not resign at the behest of Rohee” – Ramjattan

Vice President and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan says that he will not resign from his Ministerial portfolio. This is after People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Clement Rohee called for President David Granger to dismiss Ramjattan. Rohee on Monday morning stated that “the Granger administration stands condemned. Heads must roll for this unforgiveable and unforgettably episode in the hierarchy ...

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“Heads must roll” – Rohee wants Ramjattan fired for Camp Street riot

Former Home Affairs Minister and Leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee says that President David Granger should take immediate steps to dismiss Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan over the recent Camp Street riots. From last Wednesday, the Georgetown Prison has experienced a period of unrest which culminated with the death of 17 prisoners, and the injury of ...

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Welcome back to political reality, President Granger

As one who took issue with President Granger’s initial comments on the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report, I feel obligated to commend the president for his most recent comments which to mind are more in keeping with his stature and that of the office he holds. As a reminder, I felt his comments last week were clearly partisan and ...

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Equating State Violence with the Resistance it engenders is wrong

My critique of State Violence against citizens since Independence, including those who oppose the government has understandably enraged opinion on both sides of our ethno-political divide. The two opinions have one thing in common—they both contend that the state under their party’s watch was reacting to violence perpetrated against the State. That line is not new; these proponents may not ...

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